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    8 June 2021
    Govt to jab 22M economic workers
    THE government aims to inoculate at least 22 million workers in the A4 priority subgroup, or frontline economic workers, beginning with those in the National Capital Region and eight provinces. The inoculation of A4 members started on Monday with a ceremonial inoculation at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. To be vaccinated first are the 12 million A4 members in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Pampanga, Rizal, Metro Cebu and Davao City. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said the vaccination of the A4 group will be the key in bringing back normalcy to the country and reenergizing the economy.
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    7 June 2021
    Govt divides A4 COVID-19 vaccination category into two phases
    The government said that the COVID-19 vaccination of A4 individuals will be prioritized in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Batangas, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao.According to a report on 24 Oras Weekend on Sunday, the Inter-Agency Task Force has simplified the A4 category to include all government and private sector workers, informal sector workers, and those who work in private households who need to physically report to work. The A4 group was formerly focused on economic frontliners and personnel who have high levels of interaction with the public and are needed to ensure security and consumer and worker safety.
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    1 June 2021
    DOLE backs use of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for OFWs
    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday backed a suggestion to inoculate overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with a single-dose vaccine against COVID-19.At the Laging Handa briefing, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he supported the suggestion of vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. because this will help expedite the deployment of OFWs. The destination country will accept them once they receive that single dose. They will no longer be required to get a swab test and undergo quarantine, Bello said.
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    1 June 2021
    Duterte tasks Galvez to prioritize seafarers, OFWs for western vaccine brands
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. to prioritize the vaccination of seafarers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) using American-made COVID-19 jabs as some employers only accept workers vaccinated with Western brands.I will make it simple, bigay ko kay Sec Galvez kung paano sila (OFWs and seafarers). They want it group in their province, they can always maybe tawag ang sila magtext sila and confirm ng mga doctor doon, Sec Galvez will give the go signal na bigyan sila ng US-made, Duterte said during his taped Cabinet meeting regarding the COVID-19 response. Prior to this, presidential spokesman Harry Roque reported to Duterte that seafarers and Filipino workers abroad are requesting to get vaccinated in their respective provinces using Western-made brands to avoid overcrowding in Metro Manila.
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    19 May 2021
    Govt boosts fund for youth workers as Covid impacts next labor force
    THE government is eyeing to pump in additional cash for its youth-oriented program next year to address the negative impact of the pandemic on the countrys next-generation work force. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) made the pronouncement as youth unemployment, particularly of senior high-school graduates, continued to rise during the first quarter of the year.In a Viber message, Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique R. Tutay told the BusinessMirror they will be requesting P840 million for their Tier 1 Government Internship Program (GIP) next year.
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    18 May 2021
    Philippines to start vaccinating essential workers, indigents in June
    The government will start inoculating persons belonging to the A4 and A5 priority groups once the COVID-19 vaccine supply in the country becomes steady, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. said.According to Sandra Aguinaldo's report on 24 Oras on Tuesday, Galvez said the Cabinet has approved the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination program to essential workers and the indigent population. Ang ating Gabinete na inaprubahan ng ating rekomendasyon na simulan na ang pagbabakuna ng ating mga kababayan na nasa A4 at A5 na kategorya pagkatapos ng buwan ng Mayo o 'pag nagkaroon na tayo ng steady na supply, Galvez said.
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